Guides

Cleaning Radio Mic Accessories and Wind Protection Equipment

Cleaning Radio Mic Accessories and Wind Protection Equipment

We've compiled some equipment cleaning best practices to help our community overcome some of the foreseeable challenges in the future of film and television production. It's important to be aware of how these changes will affect protocol for working on set.
Cleaning The Windbubble

Cleaning The Windbubble

If you've taken your Windbubbles a little too deep into the wild, it might be time to give them a bath, so to speak. This guide to cleaning The Windbubble is also particularly good if you want to sanitise them between jobs for personal use on talent. Here's our video guide on how to clean a Windbubble:
'Drop Rigs' for Wildlife Recording by George Vlad

'Drop Rigs' for Wildlife Recording by George Vlad

In short, a drop rig is a dry bag with all the requirements for a stereo recording rig contained in it. George Vlad is a skilled and experienced nature field recordist and has a lot of good advice on how to prepare the perfect drop bag, selecting your gear and how to use it.
Comparing Windbubbles - Recording Waves with DPA 6060 Microphones

Comparing Windbubbles - Recording Waves with DPA 6060 Microphones

We had the chance to make a comparison of The Bubblebee Windbubbles' Size 1 and Size 2 effectiveness against persistent wind. Recording the sound of waves using two DPA 6060 omnidirectional microphones in Croatia. We also used The Cable Saver to reduce vibrations from the cables from reaching the capsules.
Finding the Correct Size Windbubble for your Mic

Finding the Correct Size Windbubble for your Mic

If your specific lavalier microphone doesn't appear on our Windbubble Size Guide, it's important to know how to choose the right size Windbubble for your lav mic. This ensures you get both the best wind protection out there and the best fit for your lav mics.